Canadian Coast Guard

Parks Canada and Tla-o-qui-aht public works dig the washed up Princess M out from sand along the south shore of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Rescue attempt costs man his boat off Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Coast Guard response questioned after volunteer responder’s speedboat capsizes in heavy swells

 

An old Highway Thru Hell heavy wrecker tow truck helps to shift an 850-tonne Canadian Coast Guard ship into launching position at the Point Hope Maritime Shipyard Thursday afternoon. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

VIDEO: Old Highway Thru Hell tow truck helps move 850-tonne ship at B.C. shipyard

Peninsula Towing purchased HR126 or “Pug” two weeks ago

 

Ahousaht First Nation.

Missing First Nations elder found dead near Tofino

Harry Lucas was found deceased near Tofino on Saturday

 

Numuch Keitlah, left, and Jake Thomas, centre, participate in a Coastal Nations search and rescue exercise off the coast of Vancouver Island in this undated handout photo. The recently operational Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary has more than 50 members from five Indigenous territories who are trained in marine search and rescue. They are on call day and night to respond to emergencies along some of B.C.’s most rugged and remote coastal areas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Jordan Wilson *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Canada’s first Indigenous-led coast guard auxiliary patrols B.C.’s rugged coast

Auxiliary is part of the feds’ $1.5 billion plan to improve marine safety and protect the environment

Numuch Keitlah, left, and Jake Thomas, centre, participate in a Coastal Nations search and rescue exercise off the coast of Vancouver Island in this undated handout photo. The recently operational Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary has more than 50 members from five Indigenous territories who are trained in marine search and rescue. They are on call day and night to respond to emergencies along some of B.C.’s most rugged and remote coastal areas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Jordan Wilson *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Members of the Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary participate in search and rescue training in the fall of 2019. The federal government is financing the purchase of two new vessels and equipment for two auxiliary units in the Nisga’a and Ahousaht Nations. (Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary photo)

Two B.C. Indigenous Coast Guard auxiliary units receive big financial boost

Federal government invests $525,000 for search and rescue vessels and equipment

Members of the Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary participate in search and rescue training in the fall of 2019. The federal government is financing the purchase of two new vessels and equipment for two auxiliary units in the Nisga’a and Ahousaht Nations. (Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary photo)
The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria confirmed that missing Prince Rupert woman Tanya Shaw was found safe on Friday, April 24, 2020. (Prince Rupert RCMP handout photo)

Missing Prince Rupert woman found safe on Haida Gwaii

An aircraft spotted Tanya Shaw near Hotspring Island

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria confirmed that missing Prince Rupert woman Tanya Shaw was found safe on Friday, April 24, 2020. (Prince Rupert RCMP handout photo)
At about 6 p.m. on March 26, RCAF Cormorant helicopter rescued four individuals stranded on Lovekin Rock at Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Approach by boat to Lovekin was ruled too dangerous due to sea state, according to the JRCC Victoria. (Sophie L’Homme Photo)

Four stranded by surging seas on a rock off Tofino

Rescue chopper lifts a walker and three boogie boarders to safety after two hours at Long Beach

At about 6 p.m. on March 26, RCAF Cormorant helicopter rescued four individuals stranded on Lovekin Rock at Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Approach by boat to Lovekin was ruled too dangerous due to sea state, according to the JRCC Victoria. (Sophie L’Homme Photo)
Contracted towing vessel, Atlantic Eagle, docked in the Prince Rupert harbour on Feb. 6 to collect provisions. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Disabled ship off Haida Gwaii towed to Vancouver

Newly contracted emergency offshore towing vessel, Atlantic Eagle, paid Prince Rupert a brief visit

Contracted towing vessel, Atlantic Eagle, docked in the Prince Rupert harbour on Feb. 6 to collect provisions. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
The Prince Rupert Yacht club recently installed a decades old beacon that was previously used on the Bonilla Island light station. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Yacht Club upcycles historical beacon

Canadian Coast Guard helped install the beacon previously used on the Bonilla Island light station

The Prince Rupert Yacht club recently installed a decades old beacon that was previously used on the Bonilla Island light station. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Canadian Coast Guard members, Timothy McCann and Philip Murdock, helped lead a spill response exercise in the Prince Rupert harbour on Oct. 16. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

VIDEO: Coast Guard works with First Nations in oil response exercise

Approximately 80 people involved in mock oil response in the Prince Rupert harbour

Canadian Coast Guard members, Timothy McCann and Philip Murdock, helped lead a spill response exercise in the Prince Rupert harbour on Oct. 16. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Western Canada Marine Response Corp. launched the first of 40 vessels for the Trans Mountain expansion project on June 12 in Prince Rupert. (WCMRC photo)

Rupert harbour sets scene for mock oil spill response

Ten vessels will be involved in the exercise meant to create a coordinated emergency response

Western Canada Marine Response Corp. launched the first of 40 vessels for the Trans Mountain expansion project on June 12 in Prince Rupert. (WCMRC photo)
Four people were rescued on Saturday evening after being exposed to carbon monoxide aboard their pleasure craft near the Kinahan Islands. (Google Maps photo)

Carbon monoxide poisoning sends four to Prince Rupert hospital

Canadian Coast Guard received the mayday call from a pleasure craft Saturday night

Four people were rescued on Saturday evening after being exposed to carbon monoxide aboard their pleasure craft near the Kinahan Islands. (Google Maps photo)
The Gitga’at Guardian ran around in Klewnuggit Inlet on Sunday, May 6, at approximately 4:15 p.m. (Google Maps photo)

Gitga’at Guardian runs aground

Gitga’at Emergency Response team manager says the matter is under an internal investigation

The Gitga’at Guardian ran around in Klewnuggit Inlet on Sunday, May 6, at approximately 4:15 p.m. (Google Maps photo)
Western Commander sunk near Triple Island lighthouse. (Google Map image)

Fuel spotted where Western Commander sank

The fishing vessel went down on April 9, west of Prince Rupert in Northern B.C.

Western Commander sunk near Triple Island lighthouse. (Google Map image)
The Canadian Coast Guard Service upgraded it’s communications infrastructure using this Chinook helicopter on Oct. 4 and 5. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Chinooks fly in coast guard communications upgrades

The repeater sites will increase coverage along the north west coast

The Canadian Coast Guard Service upgraded it’s communications infrastructure using this Chinook helicopter on Oct. 4 and 5. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
The Island Roamer is an eight-cabin sailboat run by Bluewater Adventures. Its passengers were evacuated near Louise Island after the boat began taking on water on Monday, June 5. (Bluewater Adventures photo)

Island Roamer sailboat safely evacuated near Louise Island

Ten tourists were safely evacuated from the Island Roamer sailing ketch after…

The Island Roamer is an eight-cabin sailboat run by Bluewater Adventures. Its passengers were evacuated near Louise Island after the boat began taking on water on Monday, June 5. (Bluewater Adventures photo)